B-17 - group build!

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    Lis said 2 months, 1 week ago:

    @yann I think It could be faded OD

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    Yann Bertholet said 2 months, 1 week ago:

    Thanks a lot guys for your advices @johnb, @fiveten, @gblair, @lis.
    Here is what came out:


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    Lis said 2 months, 1 week ago:

    looks pritty good!

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    Spiros Pendedekas said 2 months, 1 week ago:

    Nice and realistically faded, my friend @yann!
    Looks great!

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    John vd Biggelaar said 2 months, 1 week ago:

    Fading looks real nice, Yann @yann
    Great progress.

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    George R Blair Jr said 2 months, 1 week ago:

    Looks great, Yann (@yann). I think the fading is perfect.

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    Lis said 2 months, 1 week ago:

    Work going on. Flaps and ball turet. I used aftermarket barrels, because this in the kit was very poor. I drilled ball turret and fit barels. Wings ned some putty in undersurfaces. But I think fit was quite good, mabye better than Airfix. Unresolved problems are the dividing lines and the finished, cast with the antenna model. I already broke one, but found it and glued it. The dividing lines after intensive grinding just disappear, and here you cannot use the technique of cutting the panels ... because they are not there, because they are convex. Ball turret has very tigh fit. I have some work to pull turret in fuselage. I need to sand handles for turret and use some force o pull it. to go back to her place. The problem is also that when you turn, the masks are tearing off. I have to think about how to move on

    6 attached images. Click to enlarge.

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    Spiros Pendedekas said 2 months, 1 week ago:

    Great progress and meticulous job so far, my friend @lis! You will for sure find your way with the turret.

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    John vd Biggelaar said 2 months, 1 week ago:

    Good progress indeed, Bernard @lis
    Those barrels do look really nice.

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    John vd Biggelaar said 2 months, 1 week ago:

    Started to work on the ball turret.
    Parts prepared and pre-painted.

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    Spiros Pendedekas said 2 months, 1 week ago:

    Looking really nice, my friend @johnb!

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    Lis said 2 months, 1 week ago:

    Did you painted it by brush?

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    George R Blair Jr said 2 months, 1 week ago:

    Looks good, John (@johnb). Especially important on something like a bomber to prepaint as much as you can and work in sub-assemblies.

    All of the extra work on the ball turret will be worth it in the end, Bernard (@lis). The way I usually approach the ball turret is to paint it away from the plane, remove the masks, and then add it to the plane. Lot less chance to mess up your work.

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    John vd Biggelaar said 2 months, 1 week ago:

    @fiveten, thank you, Spiros

    @lis, indeed, Bernard, Brush painted and still needs some corrections.

    @gblair, thanks, George. Agree on your approach, although I need to see how to get this done due to the movable parts inside the fuselage for the ball turret.

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    Lis said 2 months, 1 week ago:

    As brush painting looks very good! I think good brush paintng is difficult than airbrush.

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